Leonora Carrington
Published by Tokyo Shimbun, Tokyo, 1997, 148 pp. (colour & b/w ill.), 19.5 × 26.5 cm, Japanese
Price: €65 (Out of stock)

Produced on the occasion of the exhibition Leonora Carrington at Tokyo Station Gallery, 14 October – 12 November, 1997; Daimaru Museum, Ureda-Osaka, 11 February – 23 February, 1998; Hida Takayama Museum of Art, 28 February – 29 March, 1998 and the Mie Prefectural Art Museum, 4 April – 5 May, 1998.

Leonora Carrington was a British-born surrealist painter and novelist. She lived most of her adult life in Mexico City and was one of the last surviving participants in the surrealist movement of the 1930s. Carrington was also a founding member of the women’s liberation movement in Mexico during the 1970s.

*Please note this publication is secondhand and has some traces of previous ownership.

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Traces of Light in Modernism
Koshiro Onchi, Osamu Shiihara and Ei-Q
Published by The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, 1997, 40 pages (b/w ill.), 21 × 29.7 cm, Japanese / English
Price: €55

Various artistic trends originating in Europe after World War 1, such as Russian Constructivism, the Bauhaus in Germany and Surrealism in France, left a strong impression on Japanese art and photography in the Taisho and the early Showa periods. In photography in particular, the Western influence brought a new movement called Shinko Shashin (New Photography) in the early Showa period. This exhibition was an attempt at reexamining the visual expression in the period from the perspective of the photographic work of artists from fields other than photography, focusing on the work of Koshiro Onchi, Osamu Shiihara and Ei-Q.

*Please note this publication is secondhand and has some traces of previous ownership.

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Rosemarie Trockel
Published by Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, 1997, 52 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 18.5 × 24 cm, English / German
Price: €15

Rosemarie Trockel is widely regarded as one of the most important and influential conceptual artists in Germany. Her sculptures, collages, ceramics, knitted works, drawings and photographs are noted for their subtle social critique and range of subversive, aesthetic strategies—including the reinterpretation of “feminine” techniques, the ironic shifting of cultural codes, a delight in paradox, and a refusal to conform to the commercial and institutional ideologies of the art system.

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Bibliographica Textilia Historiae
Seth Siegelaub
Published by International General, New York, 1997, 416 pages, clothbound hardcover, (b/w ill.), 21.5 × 30.5 cm, English
Price: €90

A comprehensive bibliography compiled by Seth Siegelaub, containing over 5,000 catalogued entries of books & articles, with a total of over 10,000 individual texts included in anthologies, reviews & magazines, published in all languages, mostly European (English, French, German, Italian, Spanish), 15th–20th century, treating all aspects of the history of handwoven textiles as art, craft, technology, industry & commerce. All entries are given with full author & title, edition, publisher, date & series title, with most provided with collations, & over 3,000 with a descriptive annotation, including a list of each text contained in anthologies, reviews & magazines. The work concludes with a detailed subject index of the most important books in each subject area.

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Dead Letter Office
Allan Sekula
Published by Nederlands Foto Instituut, Rotterdam, 1997, 56 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 20 × 24 cm, Dutch
Price: €22 (Out of stock)

Produced on the occasion of the exhibition, Allan Sekula: Dismal science, photoworks, 1972-1996 at the Nederlands Foto Instituut, Rotterdam. With texts from Allan Sekula and Benjamin H.D. Buchloh.

*Please note this publication is secondhand and has some traces of previous ownership.

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Briefe aus New York
Hanne Darboven
Published by Hate Cantz, 1997, 650 pages, clothbound in slipcase (colour & b/w ill.), 17.5 × 22.9 cm, German
Price: €38

Soon after completing her studies in Hamburg and embarking upon a two-year sojourn in New York, Darboven created “sketch sheets” on graph paper – early drafts of what would later form a system she would “write herself into” over the course of the ensuing years. In the letters written to her family during this time she goes yet a step farther. More firmly anchored in her own private sphere, they serve as a “lifeline” in her quest for objectivity in her existence through the medium of words and messages: encounters, questions regarding her own identity, her art and her efforts to come to terms with the self reflected in it. These letters from New York, which form both the core and the point of departure for important aspects of Hanne Darboven’s oeuvre, are reproduced in facsimile and in their entirety in this publication.

Numbered and signed with the artist’s initials.

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